October – dinner/discussion
The next meeting of the Grey Bruce Humanists will take place on Wednesday (1st Wed of month), October 4, 5:30 pm, at Yummy Yummy.
The topic will be: Giving- as part of a larger community, should we begin to ‘pass the hat’ again, and choose organizations for donation? ?
On September 6, the Grey Bruce Humanists enjoyed another delicious and stimulating evening at Yummy Yummy Restaurant, sharing food and so many ideas, particularly focused on the subject of Natural Burial. We were happy to connect with ‘the regulars’ plus a few new members.
When we discuss Natural Burial, we can’t help but focus on ecology -and our responsibilities to the earth. Bob shared the fact that as Humanists, we are naturally concerned with the health of our environment, and what could be more important and ‘giving’ than allowing our bodies to be buried in such a way as to nurture the plants around and above us?
Burial takes place about a meter below the surface, ideally in a natural field of wild grasses and/or wildflowers. There are no large individual tombstones, just perhaps a marker with the names of those interred in the area. Natural Burial To me, this sounds like a wonderful way to continue to ‘live on’, to have purpose, after our biological death.
Bob Hope has concerns about the site that had been selected for Owen Sound and hopes to present at the Community Service Comm meeting, Sept 20, City Hall.
There were a few among us who found this discussion uncomfortable—- but that’s a topic for another meeting. Seems that not all of us plan on dying!